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Chrome gets memory and energy saver modes

Google today announced two new performance settings in its Chrome browser: Memory Saver and Energy Saver. Modern browsers eat up a lot of memory, and while that’s not a problem if you have 32GB

Google fined $40M+ for misleading location-tracking settings on Android

Google has been sanctioned A$60 million (around $40 million+) in Australia over Android settings it had applied, dating back around five years, which were found — in a 2021 court ruling —

Google launches a website version of its Read Along education app for children

Google has launched a website for its Read Along app for encouraging young children to practice reading. The website, which is introduced as a public beta, works with Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers

Google Photos gets a new movie editor, but only on Chromebooks for now

Google today announced that it is adding a new movie editor and a few new video editing features to Google Photos, but for now these new features will only be available in the Android app running on C

Google consolidates its Chrome and Android password managers

Google today announced an update to its password manager that will finally introduce a consistent look-and-feel across the service’s Chrome and Android implementations. Users will soon see a new

Google Chrome’s latest update on iOS brings improved security, the Discover feed and more

As part of a broader update to its Chrome web browser, Google announced today a handful of new features coming to the latest build of Chrome on iOS. Among the key additions, the Chrome app is gaining

Chrome will now silence many of those annoying notification permission prompts on the web

Google today announced a set of new and updated security features for Chrome, almost all of which rely on machine learning (ML) models, as well as a couple of nifty new ML-based features that aim to m

Report shows that Safari reaches one billion worldwide users, still behind Google Chrome

Based on a recent report, Apple’s Safari finally hit one billion users, becoming the second browser to hit the milestone, next to Google Chrome, which still shines brighter in popularity. According

Google Lens comes to Chrome for searching using images from webpages

Google has been working to better integrate its visual search tools from Google Lens into its browser to enable new types of searches that can identify what you see, not just search for things you typ

Apple, Google and Microsoft team up on passwordless logins

In a rare show of alliance, Apple, Google and Microsoft have joined forces to expand support for passwordless logins across mobile, desktop and browsers. Passwords are notoriously insecure, with weak

These Android features will help protect your digital privacy

Cybersecurity 101: These Android settings and features will help protect your privacy and security.

Google starts global tests of Privacy Sandbox ad targeting

Google has just announced the next stage of trials of its Privacy Sandbox proposal — focused on ads relevance and measurement. The Sandbox refers to an evolving — and now very closely over

Chrome OS gets a new launcher for its 100th birthday

The Chrome OS team is launching version 100 of its lightweight operating system today and with that, it’s bringing quite a few interesting changes to the platform. The most obvious one is a new

Steam (officially) comes to Chrome OS

This may feel like déjà vu because Google itself mistakenly leaked this announcement a few days ago, but the company today officially announced the launch of Steam OS on Chrome OS. Before you run of

Google says Chrome on macOS is now faster than Safari

Version 100 of Google Chrome will launch within the next few weeks, but even after all of this time, there’s still some room for speeding up the browser. As Google announced today, version 99 of

Google wants to bring Chrome OS to your PC or Mac

Google today announced Chrome OS Flex, an early preview of a new initiative that aims to bring Chrome OS to virtually any PC (and older Intel-based Macs). Built on top of CloudReady, which Google acqu

Google brings a smarter search history page to Chrome

Google today announced a couple of updates to Chrome that bring, among other things, a new way to resume your past searches in the browser. This new feature, dubbed “Journeys,” is now roll

Island emerges from stealth with a new enterprise-focused web browser

Island, a Dallas-based startup that has built a Chromium-based browser for the enterprise, has emerged from stealth with almost $100 million in funding. Island claims its aptly-named Enterprise Browse

Mozilla expects to generate more than $500M in revenue this year

The Mozilla Foundation today released its financial report for 2020. As usual, this gives us a good picture of the organization’s financial health from a year ago, but for the first time this ye

Google agrees with UK’s CMA to deeper oversight of Privacy Sandbox

As part of an ongoing antitrust investigation into Google’s Privacy Sandbox by the UK’s competition regulator, the adtech giant has agreed to an expanded set of commitments related to over
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